Dave Tompkins :: DVD Library :: Movies :: Alphabetical :: N


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N Is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdos (1993)

In an age when genius is a mere commodity, it is useful to look at a person who led a rich life without the traditional trappings of success. A man with no home and no job...

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Naked (1993)

Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend...

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The Naked City (1948)

Amid a semi-documentary portrait of New York and its people, Jean Dexter, an attractive blonde model...

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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

Incompetent cop Frank Drebbin has to foil an attempt to assasinate Queen Elizabeth II.

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The Naked Kiss (1964)

Kelly, a prostitute, finds redemption in the town of Grantville, where she arrives working as a medium-time seller...

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Naked Lunch (1991)

After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.

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The Naked Prey (1966)

A group of men are on safari. One of the party refuses to give a gift to a tribe they encounter. The tribe is offended...

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The Name of the Rose (1986)

An intellectually nonconformist monk investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.

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The Nanny Diaries (2007)

A college graduate goes to work as a nanny for a rich New York family. Ensconced in their home, she has to juggle their dysfunction, a new romance, and the spoiled brat in her charge.

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Nanook of the North (1922)

Documents one year in the life of Nanook, an Eskimo (Inuit) and his family. Describes the trading, hunting...

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Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.

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Naqoyqatsi (2002)

A visual montage portrait of our contemporary world dominated by globalized technology and violence.

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Narc (2002)

When the trail goes cold on a murder investigation of a policeman an undercover narcotics officer is lured back to the force to help solve the case.

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The Narrow Margin (1952)

A woman planning to testify against the mob must be protected against their assassins on the train trip from Chicago to Los Angeles.

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Nashville (1975)

Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated individuals prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.

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National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the Delta House Fraternity, but those roughhousers have other plans for him.

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National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

The Griswalds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

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National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.

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National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002)

The most popular kid on campus meets a beautiful journalist who makes him realize that maybe he's afraid to graduate.

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National Treasure (2004)

A treasure hunter is in hot pursuit of a mythical treasure that has been passed down for centuries, while his employer turned enemy is onto the same path that he's on.

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National Treasure 2 - Book of Secrets (2007)

Treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates looks to discover the truth behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, by uncovering the mystery within the 18 pages missing from assassin John Wilkes Booth's diary.

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National Velvet (1944)

A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes.

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Native Land (1942)

Paul Robeson narrates a mix of dramatizations and archival footage about the bill of rights being under attack during the 1930s by union busting corporations...

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The Natural (1984)

An average baseball player comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.

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Natural Born Killers (1994)

Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaš desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

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The Navigator (1924)

Two spoiled rich people find themselves trapped on an empty passenger ship.

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Nebraska (2013)

An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

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The Negotiator (1998)

In a desperate attempt to prove his innocence, a skilled police negotiator accused of corruption and murder takes hostages in a government office to gain the time he needs to find the truth.

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Network (1976)

A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit.

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Never Let Me Go (2010)

As children, Ruth, Kathy and Tommy, spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school...

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Never Say Never Again (1983)

A SPECTRE agent has stolen two American nuclear warheads, and James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated.

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Never Talk To Strangers (1995)

Sarah Taylor, a police psychologist, meets a mysterious and seductive young man, Tony Ramirez, and falls in love with him...

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The NeverEnding Story (1984)

A troubled boy dives into a wonderous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

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The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)

A young boy with a distant father enters a world of make-believe and magic through a portal within an antique book.

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New Year's Eve (2011)

The lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.

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Next (2007)

A Las Vegas magician who can see into the future is pursued by FBI agents seeking to use his abilities to prevent a nuclear terrorist attack.

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Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow (2008)

The children of the Avengers hone their powers and go head to head with the very enemy responsible for their parents' demise.

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The Next Karate Kid (1994)

Mr. Miyagi is back and he takes a new pupil under his wing a troubled teenage girl

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The Next Three Days (2010)

A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder.

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Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

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Night and Fog (1955)

The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside.

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Night and the City (1950)

Harry Fabian is a London hustler with ambitious plans that never work out. One day, when he encounters the most famous Greco-Roman wrestler in the world...

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Night at the Museum (2006)

A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc.

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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institute in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.

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A Night at the Opera (1935)

A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

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A Night in Casablanca (1946)

The Marx Brothers are employed at a hotel in postwar Casablanca, where a ring of Nazis is trying to recover a cache of stolen treasure.

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Night Journey (1960)
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Night Moves (1975)

Former footballer and present private detective Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as an aging Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to ...

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The Night of the Hunter (1955)

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

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Night of the Living Dead (1968)

A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse.

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Night on Earth (1991)

An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.

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The Night Porter (1974)

Thirteen years after WWII a concentration camp survivor (Rampling) and her tormentor, currently the night porter at a Vienna hotel...

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A Night to Remember (1958)

The Titanic disaster is depicted in straightforward fashion without the addition of fictional subplots.

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Night Train to Munich (1940)

When the Germans march into Prague, armour-plating inventor Dr Bomasch flees to England. His daughter Anna escapes from arrest to join him...

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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

In the dreams of his victims, a spectral child murderer stalks the children of the members of the lynch mob that killed him.

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Nights of Cabiria (1957)

A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finding only heartbreak.

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Nine (2009)

Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.

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Nine Months (1995)

When he finds out his longtime girlfriend is pregnant, a commitment-phobe realizes he might have to change his lifestyle for better or much, much worse.

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Nine Queens (2000)

Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the ''nine queens'').

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Nine to Five (1980)

Three female employees of a ''sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot'' find a way to turn the tables on him.

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Ninja Assassin (2009)

A young ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan.

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Ninja Scroll (1993)

A ninja-for-hire is forced into fighting an old nemesis who is bent on overthrowing the Japanese government. His nemesis is also the leader of a group of demons each with superhuman powers.

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Ninotchka (1939)

A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest.

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No (2012)

An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum.

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No Country for Old Men (2007)

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande.

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No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005)

A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to ''voice of a generation'' to rock star.

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No End in Sight (2007)

A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country.

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No Impact Man: The Documentary (2009)

Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.

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No Man's Land (2001)

Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier is becomes a living booby trap.

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No Strings Attached (2011)

A guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it's not long before they learn that they want something more.

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Nobody Knows (2004)

In Tokyo, the reckless single mother Keiko moves to a small apartment with her twelve years old son Akira Fukushima and hidden in the luggage...

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Norma Rae (1979)

A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.

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North by Northwest (1959)

A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

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A nos amours (1983)

Suzanne is 15 and is having sex with many boys, just for fun, but did not manage to really love one of them...

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Nosferatu the Vampire (1979)

Jonathan and Lucy live in Wismar and the Count wants a house there. Varna is a port on the Black Sea, close to Dracula's castle.

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Nosferatu the Vampire (1922)

Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. Silent classic based on the story ''Dracula.''

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Not Fade Away (2012)

Set in suburban New Jersey the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.

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The Notebook (2004)

The movie focuses on an old man reading a story to an old woman in a nursing home. The story he reads...

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Notes on a Scandal (2006)

A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new ''friend'' also go well beyond platonic friendship.

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Nothing But The Truth (2008)

In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source.

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Notorious (1946)

A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?

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Notorious (2009)

The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.

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Notting Hill (1999)

The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.

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A Nous la Liberte (1931)

A famous left-wing satirical comedy about two ex-convicts, one of whom escaped jail and then worked his way up from salesman to factory owner...

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Now Is Good (2012)

A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.

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Now or Never (1921)

A young man, unaccustomed to children, must accompany a young girl on a train trip.

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Now You See Me (2013)

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.

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Now, Voyager (1942)

Boston spinster blossoms under therapy and finds impossible romance.

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Nowhere in Africa (2002)

A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930's Kenya.

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Number 17 (1932)

A gang of thieves gather at a safe house following a robbery, but a detective is on their trail.

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The Nun's Story (1959)

In 1930, in Belgium, Gabrielle van der Mal is the stubborn daughter of the prominent surgeon Dr. Pascin Van Der Mal that decides to leave her the upper-class family to enter to a convent, ...

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Nuns on the Run (1990)

Brian and Charlie (B & C) work for a gangster. When the boss learns they want to ''leave'', he sets them up to be killed, after they help rob the local Triads of their drug dealing profits. B...

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The Nutty Professor (1996)

Grossly overweight Prof. Sherman Klump, desperate to lose weight takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.

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The Nutty Professor (1963)

To improve his social life, a nerdish professor drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love.

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Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)

Professor Sherman Klump is getting married. And the Klump family could not be more delighted for him...

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